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New GOP aide removes Bloomberg-boosting social-media post

Michael Watt, the new spokesman for Nassau Republican Chairman Joseph Mondello and the county GOP, last week posted on his Facebook page that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg “would make a great president” after the billionaire businessman leaked word he may make a third-party run.

“Gotta love the man,” wrote Watt. But when asked if that was the county party’s official position, he replied: “No, I’ll be taking it down.”

“I’m new at this,” he added. “It’s silly on my part not to realize that I can’t do that anymore.” Watt said his remark was “tongue in cheek” because Bloomberg signed a copy of his autobiography to “Michael, the mayor of Long Island.”

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